Becky + Mike | August 13th 2010 | Moodus, CT

posted in Weddings
August 30, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

We had never met Becky and Mike before their wedding, so we had no idea what to expect when we drove into the small town of Moodus, Connecticut on the eve of the wedding. But the moment we arrived at the camp where Becky’s family has been vacationing every summer for the last 24 years, we knew this wedding was going to be different. Everyone was in vacation mode; cannonballs in the pool, impromptu baseball games on the grounds, and tennis tournaments on the old clay court. The sound of the big bell announced the serving of each meal (and rang happily when Becky and Mike shared their first kiss as husband and wife!). At nightfall, bug spray was the most necessary beauty product and sweatpants were the best choice of evening wear.

We’ve gotten so used to detail-oriented weddings, but this wedding was all about the love! A few times during the weekend we caught them beaming over at their guests from afar, with looks on their faces that said, “I can’t believe everyone is here!” And there aren’t enough cliches in the world to describe how these two looked at each other!

This wedding is not one that we are likely to forget. After all, how often do you have a wedding that ends up in the pool? And in case you’re wondering, yes, I did join in, fully clothed like everyone else! (Daniel opted for the sidelines – boo on him!)

Here are our favorites from the wedding, and heck, why not share the slideshow too?! You can see it HERE

  • {15:51} photography: That second last pool shot might be the best thing that I've ever seen! So well done {at total understatement...but still...!!}... (08.30.2010 04:09pm)
  • Josh Gruetzmacher: Wow. This coverage is amazing. You guys blow my mind! (08.30.2010 04:43pm)
  • Shannon Gillespie: The slideshow needs a disclaimer. Something along the lines of 'You will cry and get ridiculously emotional at the amount of love captured here' would do fine. Fabulous, fabulous job guys. Just beautiful. (08.31.2010 04:57am)
  • Liz: I just LOVE the sunflare one!!!! (08.31.2010 08:35am)
  • Kevin Wrenn Photography: Spicy, hot and outta control! Awesome work you guys! (09.01.2010 02:28am)
  • Sam@Shuttersnap: The second last image is absolutely amazing! My jaw just dropped open! I also loved the cake shot - hilarious - and the one of the couple meeting in the woods. Just beautiful. (09.03.2010 06:18am)
  • Larissa: I LOVE LOVE the silhouette dance shot - its simply stunning! Beautiful wedding, and amazing pictures as always! (09.20.2010 01:59pm)

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Jessica + Georges | July 31st 2010 | Montreal, QC

posted in Weddings
August 23, 2010

Written by Davina Palik, Photographed by Davina Palik and Daniel Kudish

Jessica and Georges’ wedding was one of the weddings we were most looking forward to photographing this summer. We don’t like to play favorites, but they are such a cool couple and with an art gallery as the setting, plus Azar of Principal Planner running the show, how could their wedding not be inspiring? Gallery Gora just happened to be exhibiting some amazing pop art paintings which set an amazingly graphic and colorful backdrop for the wedding.

I also feel the need to mention that they took one of the most awesome honeymoons I’ve ever heard of: hiking in Peru, with stops at upscale lodges. An adventure with modern amenities – my idea of the perfect honeymoon, and so fitting for this adventurous couple.

Here are our favorites from their wedding day:

  • Tara: Great Pics! Davina & Daniel, you stayed true to your reputation! (08.24.2010 05:20am)
  • Maud: Les photos sont à couper le souffle! On dit parfois que les photos ne rendent pas justice à la réalité, cette fois j'opterais plutôt pour l''expression : "Une image vaut mille mots"! Incroyable. Félicitation aux photographes et aux mariés - évidemment! (08.24.2010 08:45am)
  • adam kealing: Absolutely stunning! Can't get enough of your beautiful work! (08.24.2010 10:35am)
  • Jessica: Thank you so much D+D for these amazing memories! You've captured on film all the emotion and fun we had at our wedding, and that's absolutely priceless! Love you and your amazing work! :) xox (08.24.2010 11:01am)
  • Liz: Great stuff - my favourite is the cake shot. Such great emotion and light! (08.24.2010 12:43pm)
  • azar: Thanks D+D again!!! Love these shots and the couple was such a fun one that really .... i'm just glad to now call them friends. beautiful wedding. A xoxo (08.24.2010 04:14pm)
  • maggie: wow davina et daniel, vous êtes incroyables! (08.24.2010 09:10pm)
  • David Josue: WOW, it just make mi mind spin every time I watch a new wedding coverage by you, truly talented and amazing work, congrats! (08.26.2010 07:59pm)
  • Leo Timoshuk: Wow....you guys are amazing...I love every single picture...very creative & artistic! Just awesome! (08.26.2010 10:23pm)
  • Will Pateman Photography: Love your work..your use of composition and light, and negative space..excellent (08.27.2010 03:10am)
  • Georges: Thanks for the incredible pictures! (08.28.2010 10:53am)
  • Gardner Hamilton: Once again guys I have to say i love your work...you really pulled off some killer captures in this small sample so i would guess you have a very happy client...always a pleasure to view this blog...thanks (08.30.2010 06:04pm)
  • Montreal Weddings: Awesome!! i m speechless Guys.So funny. (09.20.2010 06:05am)

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Claudine + Colin | July 24th 2010 | Montreal, QC

posted in Weddings
August 16, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.


We knew from our first meeting with Claudine and Colin that their wedding was going to be a blast. They knew what they wanted from the beginning, and what they wanted was a killer party – which they most certainly got!

Throughout the day, we got to discover more about them through the unique ways they showcased their “Claudine and Colin-ness.” They had a cartoonist at the cocktail hour, had their favorite Italian restaurant (who don’t normally cater!) serve their favorite meal, and cartoon versions of themselves adorned their invites, menus, and wine bottle favors. Colin’s two kids were also a big part of the day, serving as best man and bridesmaid. I loved hearing Colin’s son give the best man speech with such poise and confidence – a real mini-Colin!

Here’s a glimpse into their amazing wedding:Our friend and wedding planner extraordinaire Azar of Principal Planner put on an incredible reception at Marche Bonsecours.

  • ross: incredibly beautiful shots, that first image is killer! (08.16.2010 04:05pm)
  • fer juaristi: dudes, you are the dynamic duo, freaking amazing wedding! (08.16.2010 04:22pm)
  • Jasser Abu-Giemi: I think this is some of your best shots so far!!! Incredible. (08.16.2010 05:12pm)
  • Kip: Your elite status has been confirmed. You are now free to rule about the country. (08.16.2010 05:15pm)
  • Aron Goss: ...wow. (08.16.2010 05:55pm)
  • Azar: I had the pleasure of working with these two amazing people throughout the year and am so happy you captured them so beautifully on their big day! Thanks for these amazing pics!! you rock!! -A xoxo (08.16.2010 05:58pm)
  • magali: Love the one in the window! (08.16.2010 06:59pm)
  • Bernie: Beautiful pictures!!! The intro pic is sick!! Colin & Clo-Clo, congratulations! Happiness forever! (08.16.2010 08:02pm)
  • Mark: Great coverage, guys - really cool set. Love the shot with the dark trees filling the frame. (08.16.2010 09:18pm)
  • aga: yeah, damn, whatever, hot! too hot! amazing work ;) (08.17.2010 12:17am)
  • Will Pateman Photography: Fantastic poses of couple..great lighting (08.17.2010 12:44am)
  • Steve Gerrard: Seriously guys, I love your images every time you post a blog. Just beautiful and always unique and creative. The bride in the window is stunning. (08.17.2010 01:50am)
  • Yuriy: Wow, you guys killed it, every shot is a work of art. Beautiful wedding. (08.17.2010 03:04am)
  • wani: I subscribe to a LOT of blogs and I just discovered you guys a couple of weeks but you are truly fast becoming my favourites. Your use of colour, shapes, texture and reflections is unrivalled and I think I have to agree that this may be some of your best work yet...can't wait to see what you do next and you definitely inspire me to up my game. Thanks guys. :-) (08.17.2010 08:37am)
  • Adam Kealing: Yeah, I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the first picture... epic! (08.17.2010 10:47am)
  • Ken Kaminesky: You guys keep impressing me with each update. It almost makes me want to get married ;^) Keep up the great work. (08.17.2010 12:39pm)
  • Dave Cheung: SNAP!! Gorgeous guys!! You're REALLY making us regret not crashing that parteeee!!! LOL! Great job and keep on pushin it!! (08.18.2010 12:46pm)
  • Liz: These are so beautiful - and so colourful! (08.21.2010 02:18pm)
  • Sasha: Holy mother father sister brother.....! Love it! Like....Dang! :) (08.23.2010 01:24am)
  • fer juaristi: what an amazing wedding guys. love your moments + framing + colors, awesome! (08.23.2010 02:52pm)
  • Brianna Phelan: Gorgeous, gorgeous. You two rock :) xo (08.23.2010 06:45pm)
  • Kevin Wrenn Photography: Your images ALWAYS inspire me! You guys continue to kick ass and take names! Great work D+D. (08.23.2010 10:28pm)
  • Rafa: Wow!!, congrats Davina and Daniel. You always amazed me. (08.24.2010 04:47pm)
  • yes to funny business » Picture This: [...] photographed a wedding recently where the couple brought in a cartoonist for their cocktail hour. it was so different and [...] (08.26.2010 08:20am)

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Tracy + Richard | Montreal, QC

August 9, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

We loved Tracy and Richard the moment we met them. They were up for anything so we thought we’d take advantage of that and try something we’ve always wanted to do: a photoshoot in the rain. For the last few weeks, Montreal has been experiencing some pretty serious thunderstorms complete with monsoon-worthy rain, so we thought it would be perfect! Sure enough, Tracy and Richard were up for it so we set 3 tentative dates and hoped for rain. Tracy even ensured me that she would do a rain dance. But by the 3rd day, still no rain. The one time we wanted crappy weather and we had beautiful blue skies and sunshine! The rain just wasn’t meant to be, so we went on with a dry shoot instead. The theme of the elements still made its way into our shoot though, as we ended up next to the roaring fire of a hotel lobby for our last shots.

I probably shouldn’t pick favorites, but Tracy and Richard are definitely one of our favorite couples and we just can’t wait to finish off our 2010 season with their wedding in November.

  • Kip: Goosebump inducingingly good. Hotel St. Paul... I've stayed there and it's one of my alltime faves. (08.09.2010 09:14am)
  • Aron Goss: Wow...honestly? That first image is such a game changer. (08.09.2010 09:36am)
  • Sam: Stunning session! (08.09.2010 09:44am)
  • Gardner Hamilton: great session and great work...love it (08.09.2010 10:28am)
  • NATAN: Great post!! Great colors!! Great angles!! Congrats from Barcelona. (08.09.2010 12:31pm)
  • Adam Kealing: Amazing session! absolutely love it all. (08.10.2010 10:10am)
  • Casey@HelloLove: Awesome - such gorgeous light and creative angles! (08.10.2010 02:11pm)
  • Michael Movsyesov: Such beautiful images. Your style is so different and unique. (08.18.2010 01:53am)
  • Liz: great shots -but the last one is definitely my favourite! (08.21.2010 02:19pm)
  • Montreal Photographers: Really mind blowing work!! (09.07.2010 01:52am)

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Shital + Chetan | July 18th 2010 | Montreal, Qc

posted in Weddings
August 2, 2010

Written by Davina Palik, Photographed by Davina Palik and Daniel Kudish

If I were to sum up this wedding in one word, it would be “bling.” This wedding was so colorful and sparkly and one of the most fun that I’ve ever attended. After photographing this wedding, I have one desire: to be a Bollywood princess. I’m not sure how realistic that is, so I’m willing to settle for a trip to India, if the country is anywhere near as fantastic as this wedding was.

During the day, we witnessed many rituals that involved feeding each other. This, combined with the fact that they don’t hold back on jewelry and are barefoot for their ceremony, makes me very jealous of Indian brides and grooms! And could Shital and Chet look anymore beautiful?

As much fun as it was, this wedding was also filled with emotion. It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned my crying and that might be because I’m getting better at holding it back… but at this wedding it was Daniel who shed a few tears! That’s right, I saw him cry… TWICE!

Here are a few of our favorites from this sparkly wedding:

  • Daniel Aguilar: Insanely beautiful my friends! (08.02.2010 04:31pm)
  • ross: killer wedding guys! (08.02.2010 04:38pm)
  • Richard from Purplest: I see Emily + Bobby! Another beautiful set of images. It's always refreshing to see different cultures. (08.02.2010 04:45pm)
  • daniel usenko: dude. Soooo many awesome shots. Especially the killer dancing shots - just amazing (08.02.2010 05:31pm)
  • Tonhya Kae: so. so. so. good. (08.02.2010 05:36pm)
  • Kevin Wrenn Photography: You guys do fantastic things with those cameras!!! I agree with D, love the dance shots and love the composition of the PJ shots. (08.02.2010 05:37pm)
  • Adam Kealing: amazing. (08.02.2010 05:54pm)
  • Melanie K: Awesome, awesome album ! (08.02.2010 05:54pm)
  • Angela: Beautiful work guys, as always. (08.02.2010 08:06pm)
  • vick: Great pics amazing angles (08.02.2010 08:33pm)
  • Christine Kwong: wow.. amazing wedding... & beautiful pics!!! (08.03.2010 08:30am)
  • Brandon Wong: 5,11, and 15 are my favorites among these already great frames. Glad to see an Indian wedding from your perspective! (08.03.2010 12:14pm)
  • Jaime Davis Lunardi: Congratulations to the both of you! What a beautiful wedding! Best wishes to you! (08.04.2010 06:25am)
  • Liz: I just love the dancing shots! (08.21.2010 02:20pm)
  • Tanya: Beautiful photos! I'm planning an Indian wedding and was wondering what the venues were for the wedding/reception? (10.22.2010 09:47am)

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